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Major Primary School Project on Chaplin

Utilising the iconic figure of south London’s own Charlie Chaplin, over 100 London South Bank University trainee teachers and an estimated 300 children and teachers at 5 local primary schools are working on a local history project this term which looks at “Charlie Chaplin’s South London”.

Apart from the input of students and teachers, theatre educators, artists, local historians and film-makers will be working alongside children at St John’s, St Peter’s, Crampton, Surrey Square Infants and Surrey Square Junior school (All in Chaplin’s birthplace of Walworth).

The culmination of this cross-curricular project will be a dramatic performance of children’s work on the late Victorian London of Chaplin’s childhood at the Unicorn Theatre on Friday 27th June (1.30 pm)

Invited guests include : * Simon Hughes MP * the Mayors of Lambeth and Southwark and * leading Chaplin fan, TV personality Paul Merton.

In addition to these schools, over 20 more Lambeth and Southwark schools have been invited to participate in the project and the best contributions from children in all these schools will be considered for inclusion in an accompanying book on the subject, written by LSBU historian Dr Alan Parkinson. This book is likely to be “launched” early in December, at the same time as the initial screening of Peter Wyeth’s documentary film on Chaplin’s London.

A new disc called Eternally

A Guitar/Bass duo play music composed by Chaplin:
“Now that it’s ended, Mandolin serenade, Sing a song, Falling star, Without you, Beautiful, wonderful eyes, Eternally, The spring song, You are the song, Weeping willows, Smile”

The music played by Manfred Junker (guitars) and German Klaiber (bass) is sweet, relaxing and jazzy.

“Purchase this CD”:

Sydney Chaplin website

Lisa Stein, Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University-Zaneville and author of the re-issue of Charlie Chaplin’s “A Comedian Sees the World” with her annotations and hyper-textual enhancements, dedicates an entire site to Charlie’s half brother: “Sydney Chaplin”:, awaiting her book about his life-and-art. This first study should be finished in 2009.
After several years as a vaudeville comedian for the Karno Company and then Keystone’s actor in the USA - Sydney considerably helped his brother with his career and its financial aspects.
He was a real business manager for him and negociated Charlie’s biggest contracts. He was a real bon vivant.
We are waiting for Lisa’s new book with impatience


Chaplin Projections in California

h2. Charlie Chaplin Days

Saturday, June & Sunday, June 8

h3. Projection of Essanay films

“At the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum”:
37417 Niles Boulevard
Fremont, California

Liu Jo Chaplin clothes

Liu Jo 2008 Chaplin Collection now available through their stores in Europe
Trendy womens tops bearing the Little Tramp image.
Congratulations to Liu Jo for their creativity !

Have a look on the new products in our SHOP SECTION !

Unfortunately, Liu Jo does not have an online shop.

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Basic House clothes

Some brand new Chaplin clothes from South Korea !

“The Basic House website”:

Have a look !

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And the (smaller big) winner is...

Congratulations to all the children who took part in our competition and who appreciate Chaplin’s films so young !


h2. 1St Prize : “Israelhatikvah”:/users/449.

You MUST SEE the whole set of pictures. The one Israelhatikvah won for is the only picture posted before the deadline, but they all deserve a Prize. Bravo ! They are irresistible !


h2. 2nd Prize : “Jolie Albee”:/users/536

When we saw both Israelhatikvah’s and Jolie Albee’s sets of pictures we really wished there had been more children participating in the competition. In those wide eyes staring at you one could recognize something of Chaplin at the ending of “City Lights”. Bravo again.


h2. 3rd Prize : “Mein”:/users/366

“Watch out! The policeman is just behind you !!!”

Congratulations to all again and don’t hesitate to send more lookalikes, no matter if the competiton is finished, we really enjoy them a lot here at the Association, And I’m sure you do too.

PS : “Jolie Albee” and “Mein” Pictures were posted after the 25th of December deadline but they had sent pictures before which were lost as stated “here”:/ublogs/51. They were therefore easily recouped and remained eligible.